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A smart-but-shy eighth-grade girl thinks she's finally found her niche when she joins a diverse robotics team, but when the team threatens to fall apart around her, she's forced to solve the kinds of problems even the best code won't fix. Winner, 2015 Contest of Contest Winners.

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By Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel.

In 1840, an unconventional widow risks her life when she joins forces with a charismatic journalist, brutalized tenant farmers and a traumatized exile she rescues in Montreal, to stop the most powerful men in Scotland from violently evicting Gaelic Highlanders, unaware of her own family's complicity in the ethnic cleansing. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg.

During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies. When a Black track star is sent to his asylum after she retaliates against the racist girls at school, her brilliant best friend teams up with an edgy journalist to free her and expose the conspiracy.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/31/2016; Updated: 06/20/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A bereaved pacifist exacts spectacular vengeance on The Third Reich. (aka "An Unsuccessful Artist") Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/16/2013; Updated: 05/29/2017 )

By Phil Parker.

***OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNING PRODUCER*** LOGLINE: "When a top U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he's forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander."

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/21/2014; Updated: 09/02/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A radical adaptation of the original that reorganizes Shakespeare's text to tell a different story with real bite for 21st century audiences. WildSound are producing this play late spring, 2016.

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Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 01/31/2016; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Maria Lennon.

Berlin cold war aftermath: A Woman reconstructs shredded Stasi documents and stumbles upon a murder committed days after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Her curiosity gets the best of her and she almost gets killed. The Puzzle People screenplay is an adaptation of the Berlin Spy Mystery by Doug Peterson. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/09/2013; Updated: 11/13/2017 )

By Steve Weissman.

Based on the true story of the Buddha: The battles of a Prince who rejects riches and power, risking insanity and death, in a quest to find ultimate freedom. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/23/2007; Updated: 08/12/2017 )

By Mary Goldman & Tim House.

When a couple of runaway farm boys start running slots in Prohibition-era Toledo the ruthless Purple Gang moves in hard and fast, kidnapping one of their wives, setting up a high stakes, winner take all, game of life and death.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/21/2016; Updated: 07/04/2017 )

By Charles DeRykus.

A WW1 German-Jewish vet with PTSD flees Germany to join family in the Netherlands then struggles with his demons as a member of the Dutch Resistance. [5 Contest Finalist Awards in 2017] Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/27/2017; Updated: 11/18/2017 )

By Geoffrey Breuder.  Interviews

The true story of Richard Bong, a rookie WWII pilot who makes a brazen bet to beat the kill record of America's top-scoring ace. But as the deadly competition spirals out of control, he's forced to confront the bitter realities of war and what it means to be a real hero.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/27/2008; Updated: 11/21/2016 )

By Jamie Sutliff.

A ghost Evangeline tells her great granddaughter the tale of gold Louis that purchased her as a slave and leads Chloe to the missing coins. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/09/2014; Updated: 11/04/2017 )

By Marc DeLamater.  Interview

Imagine going around the world under the sea onboard the world's most advanced submarine. It sounds like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but it really happened. In this dramatic true story, an American nuclear submarine captain announces to his new, untested crew that their maiden voyage is now a far more dangerous top-secret mission - to make the first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/03/2006; Updated: 07/03/2017 )

By Jamie Sutliff.

The Vice President conspires with a CIA agent attempting the greatest heist in history during the Iraq War. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 06/15/2014; Updated: 11/04/2017 )

By Eric Carlson.  Interviews

Action/Drama, Based on a true story: When, during a risky test dive in 1920, the Navy's newest submarine floods and sinks with no chance of outside rescue, a young, untested skipper must convince a skeptical crew to follow his brilliant yet dangerous plan that could save their lives or hasten their demise.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/17/2012; Updated: 07/04/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt & Peter Mackie.  Interview

A Victorian teenage girl with dark romantic secrets inherits her father's steel mill but her elder brother plots to either steal or ruin the business. Since winning in the Marquee Lights Competition, this script is being marketed by Peter Mackie's London agent.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 09/22/2014; Updated: 05/29/2017 )

By Vicki Joyce.

Alice Ramsey is on a mission to become the first woman to drive an automobile across the United States, but a vengeful bank president, whose wife becomes a suffragette, isn't about to let that happen. PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 04/30/2011; Updated: 09/17/2017 )

By Diane Johnson.

A West Indies Native and a Franciscan Friar embark on an Amazon expedition with legendary conquistador Francisco Pizarro in search of a city of gold. But instead of finding riches, they unleash a curse that affects centuries of historic leaders and trailblazers.

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Format: TV Pilot

(Posted: 01/10/2017; Updated: 07/05/2017 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

Ed always wanted to act or direct in theatre. Infant epilepsy, a lifelong battle with booze, or the bizarre hallucinations of van Gogh, Barrymore and spiders the size of dogs were not going to stop him. Living in reality was another matter. This is a physiological journey where a man struggles to find peace between the worlds of the real and the imaginary. Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/26/2004; Updated: 06/13/2017 )

By Michael Gibrall.  Interviews

A Lebanese boy, born in Texas, returns to Beirut and experiences the horrors of war from the conflicts in the region throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Eventually returning to the United States, his memories never leave him, nor does his love for his people. Based on the true story of Samuel Eloud.

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(Posted: 04/21/2015; Updated: 05/02/2017 )

By Lisa Hagen.

A slave ship titanically wrecks on a barren island and while sailors escape on a raft, and all the men die, it is left to the women to carve out an existence until they are rescued -15 years later.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/13/2017; Updated: 07/13/2017 )

By Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett.  Interview

A young man is shoved violently, out of spite, into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War. They know he doesn’t belong--and he’s finding all the wrong ways to get out.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/24/2013; Updated: 11/06/2017 )

By Jay Williams.

Two young men test their values and lifetime friendship through the crucible of war, and each is forced to change--for the better and worse.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/11/2010; Updated: 11/04/2017 )

By Maria Lennon.

The king of Israel marries a Phoenician Princess, who is consumed by Baal worship, wanting to kill all devout Hebrews. God’s prophet challenges the king to repent in spite of the threat of death. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/10/2010; Updated: 11/13/2017 )

By Pamela Hunt.

Just as a Russian ballet teacher smuggles proof of Stalin's crimes into Washington, she finds an unexpected ally and the KGB in pursuit. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/25/2004; Updated: 07/15/2017 )

By James Sladack.

Logline: Green Beret Hunter-Killer Team Mission- Intercept the renegade SEAL team trying to rescue Jesus from the Cross and keep the 21st century from vanishing. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/17/2017; Updated: 11/19/2017 )

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